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Renewable Returns Tripled Versus Fossil Fuels in Last Decade

  • Global renewable power stocks posted 426% return since 2010
  • Green energy needs to scale up faster to reach climate goals
A BP Gas Station Ahead Of Earnings Figures
Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Investing in renewable power stocks beat a fossil fuel-focused strategy by more than threefold in the last decade.

Superior returns from green power could help push investors to provide the capital necessary to scale up low-carbon power sources in the coming years, according to the analysis by the International Energy Agency and Imperial College Business School of hundreds of publicly-listed companies globally.